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Did Scalia Write the Opinion That Will Legalize Same Sex Marriage In The US?

Since this doesn't seem to have been picked up by anyone else here, I thought that I would talk about this article from The Atlantic titled "The Twilight of Antonin Scalia".

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Related Topix: Wedding, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Truthdig

What Do Iraq's Sunni Arabs Have in Common with Ferguson, Mo. African-Americans?

If prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi in Iraq is to hope to defeat the so-called "Islamic State" , he must find a way to re-incorporate Iraq's Sunni Arabs into the government, which has been dominated by Shiite religious parties since 2005, partly because of Neoconservative U.S. preference for Arab Shiite rule under the Bush occupation.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Ferguson, MO, African-American, US News

Juan Cole

Failed US War on Terror resulted from bizarre search for Moderate Jihadis

The first section is a new introduction written for TomDispatch . ] There are extraordinary elements in the present U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria that are attracting surprisingly little attention.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Iraq, US News, Weird

Daily Kos

SC-Gov: Sheheen (D) Blasts Haley's (R) Incompetence Over Hacking Scandal In New Ad

I wouldn't be able to run a successful campaign without your support. Because you've been one of our biggest supporters, I want to make sure you're the first to see our newest ad.

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Related Topix: US News

OpEdNews

Railroad 'Bomb Trains': Speeding to Disaster

A quarter mile away is a sign, with flashing yellow lights, alerting you to slow down to 15. It's a school zone.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Female Firefighter Says Colleagues Sexually Harassed Her, Hung Porn Up In The Fire House

A Jacksonville firefighter is suing the city after she says her coworkers harassed and demeaned her for months in retaliation for filing a complaint about pornography in the firehouse , local news channels reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

'They Just Killed Him': New Video Betrays Police Depiction of Fatal Shooting

New video footage from a cell phone camera at the scene of a deadly shooting by two St. Louis Metropolitan police officers two days ago strongly betrays the depiction of the killing given by the department in the aftermath of the incident.

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Democracy Now

Stop the Violence from Ferguson to Gaza: 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Arrested in St. Louis

Hedy Epstein , 90-year-old Holocaust survivor who was arrested Monday at a protest outside Gov. Jay Nixon's office in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Israel, World News, Middle East, US News

Daily Kos

TX-Gov: Wendy Davis (D) Proposes Ending Statute Of Limitations For Sexual Assault & Battery In Texas

Democratic nominee for Texas governor Wendy Davis Wednesday said the state should eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecution of rape and sexual battery offenses.

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Related Topix: Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Spins Tall Tales On Ferguson Shooting

Jim Hoft has been called a lying douchebag, a spinner of tall tales, and a guy who plays into extremist right wing narratives that people such as Matt Drudge buy into and support.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Journalism, Matt Drudge, US News

Media Matters for America

Media Carry Water For NRA's False Attack Ad That Claims Michael Bloomberg Wants To Ban Guns

Media outlets are uncritically reporting the false claim in a new attack ad from the National Rifle Association that gun safety advocate Michael Bloomberg wants to "ban ... your guns."

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Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

Washington Post

Rick Perry pleads not guilty to felony charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media before turning himself in to authorities at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on Aug. 19 in Austin, Tex.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX, Travis County, TX, US News

The Nation

Police Arrest Two Protesters Demanding a Special Investigator in the Michael Brown Shooting

A police officer on Tuesday arrested Jamelle Spain outside the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Clayton, MO, St Louis County, MO, US News

OpEdNews

Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water

Atpeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the privatization of the water supply.

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Related Topix: Activism, Environmental Law, Law, US News

Truthdig

ISIS to U.S.: We'll Drown You in Blood; Beheads U.S. Journalist, Holds Tikrit

The Iraqi military made a push on Tikrit north of Baghdad on Tuesday, but had to call off their campaign when they ran into minefields, booby-trapped buildings, sniping and artillery and mortar fire on the part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria , which now styles itself the "Islamic State" .

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News

Washington Post

In Ferguson, a protest leader almost by accident

This was Day 11 of the life Keith Griffin never imagined. He'd viewed himself, before the flashpoint in Ferguson, foremost as a father, a magazine publisher, a gym fanatic, an early sleeper.

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Related Topix: Sports, US News, Sports Etc.

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Truthdig

Missouri Policeman Threatens Al Jazeera Journalist: 'I'll Bust Your Head Open'

Some police officers in St. Louis County, Missouri, have apparently taken longer than others to notice that the whole world is watching them.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Ferguson, MO, US News

Truthdig

Ferguson Turmoil Continues With Another Shooting, More Arrests

The face-off between police and protesters in and around Ferguson, Mo., continued Tuesday, with tensions further kindled by reports of another police shooting and by more details about slain teenager Michael Brown.

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Feministing

Fatal Hypothesis: How Belief in a Just World is Killing Us

If prejudice is a structure, as it has now become popular to say, what are its girders made of? What holds it up and what makes it endure? Certainly a great many scholars have ventured indispensable answers to these questions, but in the wake of Michael Brown's murder and the ongoing tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri , I think there is one thing we can ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, US News

Washington Post

David Plouffe joining Uber as senior vice president

David Plouffe, the well-known Democratic strategist who managed President Obama's 2008 campaign, has accepted a position with Uber, the popular app-based ride-sharing service.

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Related Topix: uber, US News

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